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Subject: Tundra
   Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 05:49:11 EST
   From: WelchM@aol.com
     To: glwarner@haikuworld.org
Hi Gary,

Thanks for your query about Tundra -- and I trust your Haiku World site unfolds well.

Tundra is a journal for short poetry rooted in the crystal image, edited by Michael Dylan Welch. It replaces Woodntoes, my previous haiku journal, which I edited from 1989 to 1997. For Tundra, I have a strong preference for poems of 13 or fewer lines, particularly haiku, senryu, tanka, and related Japanese forms. I prefer an organic approach to haiku form (nonsyllabic), without titles, and prefer poems that are objective and imagistic (whether haiku or longer). A Tundra subscription is $21.00 for three issues (payable to "Michael D. Welch"), which can be ordered from 22230 NE 28th Place / Sammamish, WA 98074-6408 USA. Email submissions are also welcome at WelchM@aol.com (please include your name and snail-mail address so you can receive a free contributor's copy if your work is selected). I prefer to see about 3 to 5 poems at a time (or a few more if they're all really short, such as haiku). I usually respond in one to three weeks. Poems are accepted for a future issue, and will appear when the aesthetic setting is the best I can make it for each poem.

Hope that info suffices. Let me know if you need more information. And yes, one reason I chose the name "Tundra" (and please capitalize that "T"!) is because of the clean leanness suggested by Cor van den Heuvel's "tundra" poem in his Haiku Anthology. I have Cor's support to use "Tundra" as a journal name, and Cor is also on my board of advisors, along with such poets and writers as Dana Gioia, Jane Hirshfield, Makoto Ueda, Steve Sanfield, Lee Gurga, Elizabeth Lamb, Garry Gay, and others.

Visit Michael Dylan Welch's haiku page